A Big Brother housemate’s ‘scandalous past’ threatens to derail the show’s success – as Seven executives fear it will spark a ‘severe’ backlash
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Big Brother carefully scoured the nation for its 20 housemates – auditioning a whopping 53,000 people in the process.
But Woman’s Day have claimed that one star appears to have slipped through the reboot’s strict vetting procedures.
The publication reported on Monday that Channel Seven and production company Endemol Shine are allegedly concerned the scandal could derail the show’s success.
‘There’s no way viewers will want them to win!’ Big Brother housemate’s secret scandalous past threatens to derail the reboot’s success and spark ‘severe viewer backlash’. Pictured: Big Brother host Sonia Kruger
Big Brother Australia’s revamped season has a mix of female and male contestants, ranging from 19 to 61 years of age.
It has been suggested that if the contestant’s alleged transgressions are exposed, the 2020 season could face viewer scrutiny.
According to the publication, the mystery star was previously knocked back from appearing on another reality TV show due to their alleged past.
Scandal! It has been suggested that if the contestant’s alleged transgressions are exposed, the 2020 season could face viewer scrutiny. Pictured: Big Brother cast
‘This housemate is an integral piece of the Big Brother narrative this year,’ a source claimed, without naming names.
‘There’s no way viewers will want that person to win $250,000. They’ll be severe backlash,’ they added.
Daily Mail Australia has contacted Channel Seven for comment.
‘They’ll be severe backlash’: While the housemates nominate and evict each other from Big Brother, the source claimed Australia would likely not want the alleged star to win the series
While the housemates nominate and evict each other from Big Brother in each new episode, Australia will ultimate decide who wins.
The $250,000 prize will be announced during a live finale in July, as the public vote for one of three final housemates.
Big Brother Australia continues on Monday from 7.30pm on Channel Seven
Must-see TV: Big Brother continues Monday from 7:30pm on Channel Seven